I’ve seen lists like this on various websites, but this time I felt like I have had enough horsey experience to come up with my own personal list. Most of these things happen to me on a regular basis!
You know you’re a horse person when…
…you get excited to buy various equine medical products, such as ointment and liniment.
…you read smartpak cover to cover as if it were Cosmo or Glamour.
…if you have even a speck of free time all you want to do is spend time at the barn.
…you have to wipe the hay out of your washing machine after a “barn clothes” load.
…when you bring non-horsey people to your barn and they instantly hold their noses and comment on the smell, you have NO idea what they’re talking about.
…you don’t want to make a “horse hobby budget” because you don’t even want to know and does it really matter??
…your shoes are wearing holes through the soles, but your horse gets new shoes every six weeks.
…you say “whoa” to your dogs, cats, and children.
…you also cluck and kiss to your children to get them to move out the door!
…when you see old friends or relatives the only thing they ask you is, “well, how are the horses doing?”
…you rarely wear makeup or put on cute clothes because your gelding really doesn’t care.
…no one truly understands you like your horsey friends.
…you analyze your horses’ feeding regime over and over to get it right, but you normally just pick up a burger and fries.
…when buying a new house you immediately inspect the barn, property, and arena before thinking about where YOU would live.
…one or more horses were included in your wedding party.